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Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Wins SPJ Metro Louisville Awards

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David Modica
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Louisville Public Media offices

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting took home a bevy of top honors last week at the annual Society of Professional Journalists' Metro Louisville Journalism Awards.

The newsroom's haul includes honors for work in radio and online storytelling and investigative reporting.

Here's what we won:

(2015 Radio Division)

Government/Politics Reporting
First: R.G. Dunlop, "How a Congressman, His Wife and a Lobbyist Mixed Politics, Personal Finances"

Business Reporting
First: James McNair, "When it Comes to Investments, Kentucky Keeps Pension Holders in the Dark"

Investigative Reporting
First: Kristina Goetz, "Oversight of Indiana Tiger Exhibit Big on Growl, Light on Teeth"
Second: James McNair, "As Sewage Spills and Stench Plague Louisville Mobile Home Park, Company On Notice"
Third: Zoe Schaver, "A Look at Louisville’s Worst-Rated Judge and Her Controversial Comments"

(2015 Online Division)

Online, Investigative Reporting
First: R.G. Dunlop, Erica Peterson (KyCIR/WFPL) "How Politics, Misinformation & Money Fueled A Power Plant In Coal Country"
Second: James McNair, "A Powerful Nursing Home Owner and a Push For Medical Review Panels in Kentucky"
Third: Kristina Goetz, "Oversight of Indiana Tiger Exhibit Big on Growl, Light on Teeth"

Online, Government/Politics Reporting
First: James McNair, "When it Comes to Investments, Kentucky Keeps Pension Holders in the Dark"
Second: R.G. Dunlop, "How a Congressman, His Wife and a Lobbyist Mixed Politics, Personal Finances"
Third: James McNair, "KCTCS Coverage"

Our colleagues at 89.3 WFPL News also received numerous awards.

Last month, KyCIR received several other state and regionalhonors, including Green Eyeshade Awards for some of the best reporting in the South.